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♪ >> and good evening from washington. i'm shepard smith. we are just moments away from president obama's state of the union on fox. the president expected to walk in the chamber in 90 second said -- seconds. the two-thirds of the president's address will focus on the president's economy. there is doublit unemployment and soaring deficit. president obama will speak to the correct political divide in dc. according to the excerpts of the speech released the president will say there is deep and corosive doubts about how washington works. on health care, the president is to urge congress to keep pushing for reform and not walk away from the americans who need medical coverage and care. of course, this speech falls in a shadow of a changing political landscape. one that has seen his poll numbers fall and parties lose senate seats. he will change his agenda and abandon big spending plans. we'll hear from governor from virginia bob mcdonnell. tonight he has a chance to change the tone of the nation and quiet the critics and maybe breathe new life in his agenda. it will all come down to w
>> bret: good evening from washington, i'm bret baier we are moments from the president's entrance into the house chamber. there are times in the president's term when political analysts declare this is the most important speech of his presidency. for this president, one week and one day, after a stunning political loss in massachusetts that completely changed the political environment here in washington, that phrase may actually work. tonight in president obama's first state of the union address he's trying to start rebuilding the political capital he has lost. let's check in with major garrett. >> reporter: for the first time in six machine the president will not be putting his political muscle behind health care reform but a jobs package. the congress doesn't know what to do about health care reform and will have to decide, the president has vowed to to democrats who say mr. president focus on jobs. the cabinet secretary will not attend. there is always one depth out it is sean donovan tonight. the speech was being rewritten as late at company tonight. we just the full text, a h
in washington. the president's cabinet making its way down the aisle. secretary napolitano, rahm emanuel behind her, and congressman engel in place. the justices of the supreme court and the first lady arriving in the last few minutes. but the spectators not on the callouts to the crowd, but on the policy. white house advisers and those members of the cabinet you see in the aisle now have been leaking select pieces of what mr. obama will say and do in the year ahead for days now with messages that it does not conflict with the president has already said and hoped to have done in his first year, specifically what about health care reform, and in excerpts released only minutes ago, the president intending to say he will not walk away from uninsured americans, quote, and neither should the people in this chamber. joined now by chris matthews in washington and rachel maddow in new york with me. i'll begin with you. how do you step back from health care to make it a minor function of the larger economic question tonight without looking like you are, you know, stepping back from health care. >> i thi
special starts right now. . >>> good evening from washington you are looking live at the house floor. as we await the president's arrival we'll see the members of his cabinet and supreme court start filing in as you take a look from the vice president and house speaker bringing that session to order. this speech was largely thought at one time to be[%z a celebration for this administration. what could have been trumpeting their biggest priority health care reform legislation that was supposed to be through by now. as we see the first lady arriving in the box there. first lady michelle obama. let's bring in tonight's panel. syndicateed panelist charles krauthheimer. juan williams. and steve hayes with the weekly standard. we'll continue to look at live pictures here. charm, as i said one time thought to be the health care reform state of the union. it is a different environment after massachusetts one week and one day ago. >> health care is on life support as we just saw the president's spokesman has said they have no idea how to proceed from the excerpts the white house has released
. >>> from nbc news, the state of the union address. live from washington, here is brian williams. >> good evening from capitol hill. it is the third time he has spoken to a joint session of congress, but it is the first time as president that barack obama has delivered the state of the union address. it is safe to say it is a different speech than the one he might have delivered a week or so ago before a republican won special election to the seat held by ted kennedy in massachusetts for almost half a century. outside of washington in america, the voters are angry and the president knows it. there is some fury over bailouts and big bankers and big bonuses and no jobs. tonight, at the end of his first year in office, he gets to sum up the job and look at the future. as you can see, the chamber is already filling as members of the cab a net and white house staff file in. the first lady, michelle obama, is greeting her guests in the first lady's box in the gallery. for our coverage, david gregory and andrea mitchell are in the studio. chuck todd across town in the nbc washington new
. now reporting from washington, diane sawyer and george stephanopoulos. >> and good evening on this crisp, clear night in washington, d.c., here with george stephanopoulos, just a few hundred feet from the capitol dome, and we have been watching the house chamber fill. now more than 1,000 people there, cabinet secretaries like janet napolitano, you see her right there, behind her, i believe that's rahm emanuel, the chief of staff. senators are there, members of congress, their guests. and i said to you earlier, george, how many times have we said president obama has to give the speech of his life. we said it at the democratic convention, he had to unify the party, after reverend wright, he had to speak about race. is this another one? >> no one hates those expectations more than the president, but it's true. this is the first time he's come into this chamber after taking a big hit, the loss in massachusetts last week, and he's going to be speaking, diane, we all know it, to a country that is pretty angry, that is anxious and in pain. his approval ratings are much lower than
in washington. and i welcome you to this special edition of the "newshour." in a few minutes, president obama will deliver his first state of the union address to a joint session of congress. you're looking at a live shot of the floor of the u.s. house of representatives where most of official washington is gathering to hear the speech. it comes as the president is confronting sagging approval ratings and the political fallout from a surprisingly strong republican victory last week in the massachusetts senate race. white house officials say tonight's address will mark a shift in tone and emphasis for the president, in response to rising public anger over the state of the economy. with me tonight, as they often are on big occasions, are shields and brooks-- that's syndicated columnist mark shields and "new york times" columnist david brooks. david, what are your expectationes on the speech tonight, sir? >> on policy it's going to be jobdz and the economy. how does he talk about health care? is it sort of a throw-away line-- yes, i'm still for it-- or does he actually come out strong and say he
tonight, katie, is reconnect and tell people, yeah, i know you're upset, i know you think washington is not working, i'm with you. i don't think it's working either. we'll see if he can pull this off. >> members of congress, i have the high privilege and distinct honor of presenting to you the president of the united states. (cheers and applause) >> there's a metaphor for washington here, katie. why do anything once when you can do it, as bob said, twice or even three times. >> schieffer: i love it, though. this is my favorite night in washington. you look out into that chamber and you see one example of every kind of american in this country you realize what a broad and big country it is. >> couric: i think we can expect a fiery speech. many people have criticized him for being too dispassionate, too distant. so i think you're going to see a lot of animated and soaring rhetoric tonight. >> thank you very much. >> greenfield: and maybe more plain spoken rhetoric. >> couric: well, the white house clearly thinks they have a communications problem. the republicans think there's somethin
behavior on wall street is rewarded but hard work on main street isn't. or why washington has been unable or unwilling to solve any of our problems. they're tired of the partisanship and the shouting and the pettiness. they know we can't afford it. so we face big and difficult challenges. what the american people hope, what they deserve, is for all of us, democrats and republicans, to work through our differences, to overcome the numbing weight of our politics. for while the people who sent us here have different backgrounds, different stories, different beliefs, the anxieties they face are the same. the aspirations they hold are shared. a job that pays the bills. a chance to get ahead. most of all, the ability to give their children a better life. and you know what else they share? they share a stubborn resilience in the face of adversity. after one of the most difficult years in our history, they remain busy building cars and teaching kids, starting businesses and going back to school. coaching little league and helping their neighbors. one woman wrote to me and said, we are strained bu
it future on hold? (applause) you see, washington has be tellinus to wait for decades. even as the prlems have grown worse. meanwhile, chi piece not waiting to revamits economy. germany is n waiting. india's not waiting. these nations are... they'reot standing still. these naons aren't playing for second place. they're puttinmore emphasis on math and science they're rebuilng their infrastructure they're making serious investments in clean energ cause they want those jobs. well, i do not accept seco place for the unitedtates of america! (cheers and plause) as hard as it y be, as uncomfortable and contenous as the debates may become, 's time to geserious about fixing the problems tt are hampering our growth . now, one place to staris serious financiareform. look, i am n interested in punishing bank i'm interest in protecting our economy. a strong, althy financial marketakes it possible for businesses to accessredit and crea new jobs. it channels thsavings of families with vestments that raise incomes. t that can only happen if we guard against thsame recklessne that nearly brought wn our in
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